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Galle Gladiators take on the powerful Jaffna Kings

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Jaffna The Kings have a powerful batting lineup that includes Tom Kohler Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, and Thisara Perara.
Dhananjaya de Silva, James Neesham, and James Fuller lead the Kings’ veteran bowling attack.
Galle Gladiators have added numerous new players to their team, however they are lacking in

The Lanka Premier League 2022 will get off with an exciting showdown between previous year’s finalists Jaffna Kings and Galle Gladiators. The Kings are the reigning champions, and they have kept their core from last year, along with a solid batting lineup. The Gladiators have added numerous new players and will be hoping for a solid performance in this game.

The Galle Gladiators would like to forget their failure in the final hurdle last year. The Kings have a strong batting lineup, which adds to their confidence on a slow wicket. It is the beginning of a new season, and we anticipate both teams to give their all in this game.

Jaffna Kings Preview

Thisara Perera would like to make a strong statement as they begin the campaign in their title defense. The side has retained most of its players from the last season and has one of the strongest batting line-ups. Perera, who likes leading from the front, would want his players to fire all cylinders and make a positive start to the season.  

In this game, the side would like to see a good show from in-form Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Avishka Fernando. Shoaib Malik brings a lot of experience in the middle order, and the side would like to see him build partnerships with Ashan Randika and Dhananjaya de Silva. Perera and James Neesham are good finishers, and runs will be expected from their bats in this game.  

Maheesh Theekshana was the star performer for the side last season, and he would look to do well sharing the new ball with James Fuller. Praveen Jayawickrama and Dilshan Madushanka are emerging stars in domestic cricket, and the side would have big expectations. Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva and Neesham add experience and teeth to this bowling attack.

Jaffna Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Thisara Perera (c), Tom Kohler Cadmore (wk), Maheesh Theekshana, Shoaib Malik, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, James Neesham, James Fuller, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dilshan Madushanka, Ashan Randika

Galle Gladiators Sneak Peek
Kusal Mendis is leading a new-look Gladiators squad this season, and he’d want to get off to a winning start. They have added numerous new players to their roster, making it more exciting. It will be a difficult struggle against the Kings, and Mendis is hoping for a good attitude from his guys.

Kusal Mendis and Nuwanidu Fernando must perform admirably at the top as they face a potent bowling assault. Kusal Perera is a seasoned player who will seek to contribute runs with Asad Shafiq and Nimesh Vimukthi. Imad Wasim’s presence lower down the order is a significant boost for the club, and he will aim to do the heavy lifting in the remaining overs of the game.

They have a new-look bowling attack for the side, and the side would expect early wickets from Nuwan Thushara and Mohammad Hasnain in this game. Anwar Ali is s smart bowler and must check the flow of runs in the middle overs. Lakshan Sandakan, Imad Wasim, and Vimukthi must bowl good lines to put the Kings under pressure.

Galle Gladiators Predicted Playing XI:

Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Imad Wasim, Nuwan Pardeep, Nuwanidu Fernando, Kusal Perara, Nuwan Thushara, Lakshan Sandakan, Asad Shafiq, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Nimesh Vimukthi

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